GOOGLE PLAY MATCHES APPLE MUSIC’S $14.99 FAMILY PLAN FOR 6 PEOPLE
SEPTEMBER 29, 2015 BY TIM INGHAM
Google Play Music is launching a family plan later this year that will rival Apple Music for value.
Subscribers to Google Play Music can stream and cache unlimited songs from its All Access streaming service.
Even free users can take advantage of storing up to 50,000 tracks in a cloud locker for no additional cost.
A subscription to Google Play All Access usually costs $9.99 a month, but Google today introduced its family plan at a conference in San Francisco – and it offers users a little more for their money.
For $14.99 a month (non-US pricing is yet to be announced), a family of up to six people can now subscribe to Google Play Music, with each given their own All Access account.
If that pricing jogs your memory, it’s because it matches pound-for-pound Apple Music’s tempting family plan offer.
The Cupertino giant also offers up to six family members unlimited access to on-demand streaming music for $14.99 a month.
Currently, Spotify allows five people to benefit from a family account for $30 a month.
Its family plan is structured differently to Apple and Google’s: Spotify offers 50% off its standard premium price for each additional family user.Music Business Worldwide